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Planned Parenthood Reaches Agreement with Promesa Behavioral Health








March 1, 2017

Lewis Cohen, 510-835-8098 x3045
Rebecca Gudeman, 510-835-8098 x3037

Fresno, CA – Promesa Behavioral Health, Planned Parenthood, and individual foster youth have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed in February 2016 regarding the rights of foster youth to access contraception and confidential reproductive health care. Promesa provides housing and services to foster youth. Planned Parenthood and the National Center for Youth Law are pleased that Promesa remains committed to providing safe, sensitive and therapeutic environments and treatment to the foster youth it serves.

Promesa will continue to ensure that its residents have access to confidential sexual and reproductive medical care and information about their rights, and that its staff is trained to support and meet the healthcare needs of its residents.


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